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The Ancient City of Firuzabad

Firuzabad, Fars Province, Iran
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Shiraz

Duration

1 Day

Finish

Shiraz

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Overview

The Ancient City of Firuzabad

We start our discovery in the Qal’eh Dokhtar, a hidden gem inside a mysterious mountain. We need to drive 100 km away from Shiraz to get there and it’s placed on the top of a mountain, 300 meters walking and climbing is also needed. Finally, you are standing in front of a buff-colored castle which still shows its magnificence and greatness to the visitors.

This is the first construction Ardeshir, the founder of Sassanid dynasty, built. We step on a staircase which is the entrance way to the castle. Inside, you can see different stairs which connect rooms to each other. When you observe gorgeous carvings and high vaulted roofs you will be inspired by architectural development of that time. The castle is made of stone and plaster and consists of 3 main floors.

There’s still another palace waiting for us. It’s one of the most glorious buildings of the Sassanid era called Ardeshir Babakan Palace and when you talk under its high vaulted roofs, your voice reflects amazingly. The exquisite decorations in the halls around can be compared to Persepolis. In the east side of the palace, you may notice a fire temple, that was a place for Zoroastrians to pray.

After visiting all these archaeological sites, let’s relax in a sprightly flourish valley called Tange Kheqe in the south-east of Firouz Abad. When you look around, some tents might engage your attention. These belong to nomadic tribes who live in the same region. You can buy their products and get familiar with their intriguing lifestyle.

Our last destination in this tour is an ancient city called Firouz Abad(Shiraz tour). They used to call it Ardeshir Khoreh in the past and it’s one of the first round-shaped cities in the world. As you enter the city, you will see a minaret right in the center, which was a symbol of kingdom power. In this city, you can also observe other Sassanid heritages like Persia’s oldest observatory.

If you’ve got excited by this adventurous trip till now, you should know that’s not all about it, there are a lot more to discover and learn. A trip to the old Persia and getting familiar with its people is definitely both fun and educational.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Historical Attractions
Cultural Attractions
Natural Attractions

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+12

Meals

0 Breakfast | 0 Lunch | 0 Dinner

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

None

Equipment

None

Included

-Snacks
-Water bottle

Excluded

- Entrance fee

  • Qal’eh Dokhtar castle
  • Ardeshir Babakan Palace
  • Round Sassanid City of Firouz Abad
Dominik
Dominik
2020-09-11
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Mehr als zufrieden! Waren vor Corona im Iran und hatten anfangs Probleme mit dem Visum. Wenige Tage nachdem wir uns an TAP Persia gewendet hatten, hatten wir das Visum in der Hand. Auch bei anderen Fragen oder Problemen stand uns das Unternehmen schnell und freundlich zur Seite!Wir waren von TAP Persia mehr als begeistert und können deren Leistungen zu 100% weiterempfehlen!
Anirban b
Anirban b
2020-02-29
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Patient and informative. 5star tour guide. We were a group of 4.Thanks to our last moment schedule we had not booked a tour. Tappersia was kind enough to let the local tour guide know and he was very promptly arranged to meet us for the FREE ISFAHAN WALKING TOUR. Amin was the tour guide. He greeted us warmly as we entered Chehre Sotoon palace and what started there ended up with it being the most interesting walk of my life. He was patient with our queries and waited as our mixed group which had people from Spain and Argentina with us.... As info had to be translated for them to Spanish. A free walk in any part of the world usually lasts for an hour or two.... Not amin he would treat all our doubts and questions with respect and answer them.... Ended up with the free walk lasting more than half a day. Will go with 4/5 stars for Amin.
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andrea
2020-02-23
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Visa support For the letter of invitation we had some problems with the application. But we got very quick and helpful support. The problem was solved immediately and in a professional way. Very friendly support team with very good English language skills.
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Weitwinkel
2020-02-22
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Visa application Many thanks to TAP Persia for the fast, uncomplicated and inexpensive visa procurement. I felt in good hands. Highly recommend!
awkie
awkie
2020-02-20
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Beautiful city! Really enjoyed doing the walking tour in Isfahan with Samaneh! Her good English and in-depth knowledge in history and arts, not to mention her fun personality, made it a great experience for me 😉
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Marin D
2020-02-16
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E-Visa for Iran After i got contact from other travellers which recommended agency Tap Persia, called them same day. From our first communication till end of visa proccess which lasted only few days thanks to them 🙂 They explained every step and during all procces, they were at service to assist me so everything is going well. You could contact them by Whatapp, mail or by phone so easy to reach and speak with them. Very proffesional service! I highly recommend Tap Persia if you want to have smooth process of getting E-Visa
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2020-02-15
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Visa for Iran I've been told by a friend about tappersia, and yeah, they helped me so much and woow so fast! The payment didn't work on the website but even they helped me for the code. The person who helped me spoke so good english so it was very easy to go on. Thank you for your time and help!
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2020-02-13
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Excellent and fast service I wanted to buy travel insurance from them but their payment system wasn't working so I used the chat functionality on their website, they got back to me within 15 min, they contacted me directly, sent me the insurance papers before I even paid and showed so much goodwill. I was really astonished by their fast response and great service!
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2020-02-09
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2020-02-09
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Most relaxed holiday thanks to Tappersia We came to Iran in a troubled time so booked everything through Tappersia just so that we would feel a bit more secure but the experience was beyond expectations. I have never had a more relaxed holiday. Everything was already booked for us; we had a private car picking us up every time we changed places, offering tours and stops in between all this on a very affordable price and always being there for every question we had. Totally recommend!

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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
41 Person, 125€ each person11-85
12 Persons, 65€ each person22-50
23 Persons, 50€ each person33-30
34 Persons, 40€ each person440

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Morning

Picking up from the hotel. Moving towards the Qal'eh Dokhtar (castle). Climbing the mountain and visiting the castle. Having lunch.

Afternoon

Taking a rest and getting refreshed. Visiting Ardeshir Babakan Palace. Visiting nomad tents and buying nomad souvenirs. Visiting Firouz Abad (round-shape city) by car. Returning to Shiraz and transfer to the hotel.

Tour's Location

Firuzabad, Fars Province, Iran

FAQs

Where is Firuzabad?
About 2 hours or 110 km (70 mi) from Shiraz.
How old is Firuzabad?
The foundations date back over 2,500 years to the Achaemenid era but the structure was heavily rebuilt around 1,700 years ago in the Sassanid era.
Is food included in this tour?
Snacks are available but meals are not included.
What are the highlights of the tour?
Highlights of this tour include Qal’eh Dokhtar Castle, Ardeshir Babakan Palace and the Sassanid circular city of Firouz Abad.

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Winston Ech

11/12/2019

The Ancient City of Firuzabad

I did the Firuzabad tour with Mojtaba, my tour guide for the day. He picked me up the day before for the Persepolis tour and I enjoyed hanging out with him. He did a really good job with historic background and keeping that smile fresh!
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Jennie So

10/05/2019

a great day trip tp the beach

This tour was our first experience with Iran. The booking was simple and quick. Rasool was friendly and funny! Along the way, we stopped at the red beach and rewarded our feet with beautiful shiny sands. Following with yummy shark dishes. The trip to the beach was very well organized and fun, we highly recommend it to everyone.
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Jaidan

16/11/2018

A ghostly town

Our guide was spectacular. He kept everyone engaged with role plays of ancient Persia. Super friendly and adjusts the tour to fit the age. I highly recommend exploring Iran with these guys. The ghosted attractions have many tales to tell.
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Benita

18/02/2018

Mojtaba the tour master!

Very funny and educational, our guide Mojtaba was the best. My girlfriend and I came out believing in the great history of Persia's history. The tour was informative and fun too! The ancient city of firuzabad was nice enough to take our breath away. I highly recommend this tour and look forward to going on another tour with tappersia!!
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